5th Annual "A Fiver for a Farmer" Day: Uniting Businesses, Kindergartens, and Schools to Support Australian Farmers
Founder Jack Berne, a remarkable 15-year-old, has been spearheading the charity since the tender age of 10. This year's event aims to rally support by encouraging participants to dress up like farmers and donate $5 to help our resilient Aussie Farmers, who have valiantly weathered relentless droughts, fires, floods, and the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.
I'm so excited to share my TEDx speech is now available for everyone to watch.. It was so cool for me to have been the youngest speaker on stage at TEDx Youth Sydney in May at Riverside Theatre Parramatta. I still can't believe it!
Being chosen to share my story was such an amazing experience. Standing in front of the audience, with a whole crew of my family and friends, knowing that my voice was being heard by so many people who care about making a difference, was an unforgettable moment.
When the world paused due to the recent lockdown it didn’t put a stop to the creativity and resilience of children.
Now, to celebrate the endless imagination and unique ingenuity that kids possess, the LEGO Group has unveiled an awe-inspiring installation – a 13ft globe – which showcases a build created by Jack Berne, Founder of A Fiver for A Farmer.
We are so excited to share that Jack appeared today in the United States of America on a show called Little Big Shots with Host Melissa McCarthy. What a phenomenal experience. We are so proud and so excited to share it with you all.
From your mate,
On Thursday 23rd January Jack was awarded an Australia Day award for Outstanding Community service.
The award was received with pride and honour and noted that Jack may only be 11 but he is one of the country’s most successful drought awareness campaigners. The campaign was picked up through the media in 2018 and to date has raised over $1.6 million for Australian farming communities. Jack visited schools and speaks on radio to ensure his message is heard, encouraging people to buy local and in-season.
On behalf of everyone on the Northern Beaches, we congratulate our Australia Day Award winners and thank them for their outstanding contributions to our community.
Jack pictured with proud parents Prue & Mick and little sister Ruby.
The Follow In Their Footsteps campaign aims to inspire kids to reach for the stars reminding them that they’re capable of achieving great things, even while still at school! Jack will be passing his donations onto Drought Angels. Check out the VIDEO!